Pepeluali 2013

This month we’re featuring student reflections of our Kohala trip. Check out our posting of our Kohala trip and watch the videos. Did you see the 360 view of our study hall time?

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Ahupua’a Project 2013

Here’s a video of our 3D Ahupua’a Building Project.

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Practicing Model Drawing

Aloha Kākou e nā Makua,

Last night 4A students were assigned model drawing for homework. I bet some of you may have wondered “What kind of homework is this?” or maybe you know a little or nothing about model drawing.

There has been a lot of research, websites, tutorials about model drawing. Instead of telling you, I’d like to show a few website that we’ll use to practice model drawing. You can also check out these sites to practice on your own or with your keiki.

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This site compares traditional practice,that you maybe familiar with, and the model drawing practice. Please review this information, then move on  to the next steps to learn and practice. Because these pages are loaded with information, you may get lost. To help with your website navigation, I’ve included pictures with each step.

1. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE, click this link———> “Please visit math playground”

2. Please scroll down and click on Thinking Blocks picture. It looks like this——>

3. Now, you’ll look for this picture————————->  There are tutorials of how to play the thinking block game.  Click on multiplication.

4. When your done, click on the Thinking Block link at the top of the tutorial box.——–>

5. On the Thinking Block Index page, find this picture ———> and click on start button.

6. Now you’re ready for independent practice.

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Kohala 2013

On February 7-8, 2013, Fourth graders journeyed to Kohala, Kawaihae, and Kamakahonu to retrace the life, from birth to death, of Kamehameha Paiea. A wonderful time to not only remember but to experience and witness the risks Naeole, his kahu, needed to make to ensure the safety of this little boy on that dark, stormy, cold, and windy night OR to experience to vast size and beauty of Pololu Valley and imagine how Naeole felt as he ran to ‘Awini.

While I could share my perspectives of this precious huaka’i, I believe the words are more powerful when they come from the students. Here’s what students wrote about their experiences:

In the morning…

“Beep, Beep, Beep!” My alarm woke me up and I knew I was going to have fun. When I got to school I wanted to leave for our trip.–Ryzen

Today was very exciting! At morning meeting we used 1 word to describe how we felt for our big but exceptional hauka’i. i declared that I felt happy. There were also some words that some people used to describe how they felt, too, like curious, excited, blessed, and pumped.–Sarah

When I woke up this morning, I was very excited to go to Kohala. I had my three big bags and ready to go to school. when I got to school everybody was pumped.–Tylee

Day One

I could hear Nae’ole panting, and I could hear the warriors shouting and dying from the sacrifice that Alapa’inui did to a few of his men to show that he was serious and meant business.–Ewalea

Everyone couldn’t wait to reach Pololu valley because of what we heard about it. i was wondering how bit it would be, how steep it was, and if it would be hard to walk down the hill. As we rounded the corner of the road to Pololu, we were amazed with jaws dropped because of it’s size. What surprised me even more was that Nae’ole, Paiea’s Kahu, had to run up and down each valley just to protect the baby from Alapa’inui’s warriors.–Wallace

We just came from showering and there was only two showers that was warm because the other shower did not have hot water and I had the cold shower and I was freezing. when I came out of the shower I felt like an ice cube.–Brandon

Day Two

I had a pancake burrito. It had sausage, eggs, and pancake. all of that gave me energy enough to walk around Pu’ukoholā. –Carlos

On our way hiking we saw the lima flower. I felt sad because the lima flower used to be on an island. The island was Puakailima. People blew Puakailima up to build a bigger harbor for sips. So Sad–Candace

It was also fun because we learned how we can preserve or we can progress. I would preserve Pu’ukoholā because it was important to Kamehameha and it might be important to us too. I would make progress to ‘Ahuena heiau because the wind will knock some leaves off and we don’t want that to happen because we don’t want the wind to know leaves down we have to keep it safe.–Hanalei

Video of Our Kohala Huaka’i

**Mahalo to our student photographers and parents who took A LOT of awesome pictures and videos. I tried to capture them all, even the blurry and fuzzy ones!!

Day 2

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In this posting you’ll share more about the chapter book you’re reading this month!!

Due 1/27/13

1. In the reply box, write your book title and author first.

2.  Review your reading log entries on this month’s book. Select a retell or personal reaction. If you post a personal reaction, then you MUST post the question too.